We ran it fast because it was cold. The last rappel was fun!
this was a great scramble up on top of a small mesa with three fun raps down. View was amazing. A bit of snow for interest sake.
Resorted to this canyon when iffy forecast sidetracked other plans. Great little adventure if you only have a couple of hours. Only real challenge is trusting the anchors. There is a ranked summit near the top that only takes an easy 5 minute detour to reach. Great place to watch the sun rise over Arches.
Excerpt from diary:
...Still hungry for more, we headed back down to Park Avenue to try another route known as Tier Drop. Like the U-Turn Route, it also isn’t quite a climbing route and it isn’t quite a canyoneering route, though it is often referred to as either. We climbed up the same crack/gully to the top of the domes near the head of U-Turn. After that there was a dicey downclimb and a couple of rappels down to the bottom of the drainage. We traversed the ledges that looked exposed from above, only to find them to be not so bad at all. We then hiked up the Park Avenue drainage back to the trailhead.